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Spanish Translation

The text was " I want a jacket". I responded with Yo quiero una chaqueta. It was checked as wrong on the word quiero but the program used requiero. Was that my problem or was it a problem in the system?

4 weeks ago

6 Comments


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You were right. It's something you could have reported. If this is the item's discussion, you can discuss it there.

4 weeks ago

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The system is wrong. "Requerir" is more similar to "need" or "ask". And anyway, "querer" is a better translation.

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evie....

I think it's a problem in the system. I would have done the same.

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ginasem

My guess is that it really wasn’t I “want” a jacket but instead I “need” or “have” a jacket. When you use the wrong word it gives you a crazy word instead to use. I have assumed words many times even though I swear that I am reading them write. I used to do that a lot when I first started thinking I was comforable with those words. I hear one thing but my mind assumes another. I have to stare at my errors a long time before I see what I did wrong.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ginasem

Plus with “I want” it’s usually followed by a verb. I bet it was I need a jacket not i want a jacket. I know you would believe until you do it again and then you’ll believe me.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ginasem

I don’t mean in real life that quiero is followed by a verb. I’m saying in duolingo it is. It would say I want to buy a jacket.

3 weeks ago